After a day of tears, farewells, food, and friends, this was a good ending! The kids got home, became jammie clad, and played with fire. (Good things PJ's aren't flammable - I did a great speech in college on this. Ask me about it sometime!)
My littles had a grand time and even got to see some of our much braver neighbors launch what could probably rival commercial grade fireworks in their driveways and the streets. Best I can tell, no one lost an appendage and there was no property damage. Wonders never cease!